Citizen science

An empirical investigation of the public’s contribution to the advancement of knowledge

Citizen science (CS) is related to the general public engagement in the scientific research process in which the citizens participate in different ways. This project aims to gain a better understanding of the nature and outcomes of CS projects. Our research questions will include:

  • What is the scientific output of these CS projects?
  • What is the nature and degree of citizen involvement in these CS projects?
  • What kind of knowledge is produced from these projects and how does it relate to non-CS research in the same discipline?
Nuria Bautista Puig
Nuria Bautista Puig
Researcher, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

I am a researcher at the Institute for the Evaluation of Science and University (INAECU) of University Carlos III of Madrid. My background is in Geography and I hold an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a PhD in Library and Information Science at the University Carlos III of Madrid.

Isabelle Dorsch
Isabelle Dorsch
PhD Candidate, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

I am a PhD candidate, research associate and lecturer at the Department of Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in Germany.

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).